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Crown Jewels

Crown Jewels

By now you may have noticed the shiny new Ommegang bottles that hit the market early this fall, wrapped in the centuries-old art of silhouetted figures. Looking closely, you’ll notice the Ommegang lion still living on the bottle, but now ...

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An Exemplary Showcasing of Hops

An Exemplary Showcasing of Hops

“He was forced to supply fresh hops to his customers, which weren’t well received, and they rejected them because of their pungent smell. His solution was to break up the bales and leave them out in the sun for several ...

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Left Hand Milk Stout NITRO

Left Hand Milk Stout NITRO

Getting to enjoy the delicate softness of a nitrogenized beer is something that was typically an experience which required a trip to the local pub. Yes, there are a few nitrogenized offerings from across the pond that have been available ...

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It’s Named What?

It’s Named What?

Music seems to be one of the most common forms of inspiration when it comes to naming beers. Lagunitas did a whole series of beers after the late Frank Zappa; Dogfish Head collaborated with legendary music label, Sony, to create ...

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Meet the Scene: Jay Rose

Meet the Scene: Jay Rose

From live drumming with DJs to becoming The King of Growlers, meet South Jersey beer hippie: Jay Rose

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A Letter to Craft Beer Drinkers, Pt. II

A Letter to Craft Beer Drinkers, Pt. II

Westvleteren XII is the most overrated beer in the world. If you go on any of the major beer sites, this beer is guaranteed to be near the top, if not at the top of any “best beers in the ...

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The Anatomy of a Tap List: How much can you handle?

The Anatomy of a Tap List: How much can you handle?

I look at a lot of tap lists–over 200 weekly. Tap lists come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are chalkboards, printed lists, and The Institute’s cool hanging placards. Not only do tap lists differ in shapes and ...

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Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

Whenever the word “corn” is mentioned among craft beer enthusiasts, you can be certain that everything from jest to judgment shall soon follow, for you can’t spell “scorn” without “corn.” But as a red-blooded American of strong Cherokee Indian heritage, ...

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Pleasures of the Man Cave

Pleasures of the Man Cave

The dead of winter seems to have its own charm – the smell of seasoned oak burning in the fireplace, muffled rumblings of your SUV rolling across a snow-laden driveway, the barely perceptible clink of glasses and an occasional shout ...

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Beer Can Router

Beer Can Router

Nowadays, it’s pretty much routine that once you crack open a beer and take a few sips, the next step is to go online and let the world know what you’re drinking; whether it’s a check-in on Untapped to keep ...

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